This online Physician Assistant master's degree program enables practicing PAs to earn an advanced degree without putting their practice on hold.
Advance your education and professional goals. Qualified candidates work with an adviser to develop a plan of study that tailors the student’s clinical and educational background with their professional goals.
The online master of Physician Assistant Studies degree advancement option is a post-professional education program that provides the practicing PA with additional knowledge and skills beyond the baccalaureate-level physician assistant program, transitioning students to the master’s level.
The program utilizes distance learning as its method and requires no physical presence or resident time on the UNMC campus.
It is, therefore, neither a residency program nor an entry-level program. Consequently, it is not accredited by, or being considered for accreditation by the ARC-PA since the ARC-PA does not currently consider "transition" programs under their purview.
The Physician Assistant Studies degree program is an integral part of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s educational programs which are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a regional institutional accrediting agency.
Home Campus: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Method of Delivery: 100% Online - what's this?Program can be completed fully at a distance. Courses are asynchronous, meaning students and instructor may access content at any time and do not have to be connected to the Internet at the same time. If your program includes an internship or practicum, experiences may be completed in the student's local area.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.
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Students are required to write papers, complete projects, conduct research, communicate with professors and students online, work independently on assignments and with coworkers on group projects, do case presentations, take quizzes and exams, much as students on campus are required to do.